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The Etsy Artists of Westchester: Valentine's Edition

A romantic round-up of some of the many artists selling their homemade and vintage wares on Etsy

The Etsy Artists of Westchester: Valentine's Edition The Etsy Artists of Westchester: Valentine's Edition The Etsy Artists of Westchester: Valentine's Edition The Etsy Artists of Westchester: Valentine's Edition The Etsy Artists of Westchester: Valentine's Edition The Etsy Artists of Westchester: Valentine's Edition The Etsy Artists of Westchester: Valentine's Edition The Etsy Artists of Westchester: Valentine's Edition

Yes,  and  are a must, but if you're in the market for some really unique Valentine's gifts, might we recommend the Etsy Artists of Westchester?

No, this isn't a club, though it should be. We've just been clicking around Etsy.com (the Amazon.com for artisans and quirky vintage) trying to find local folk and came across so many original items in our area, that we thought we'd do some curating and compile the Best Of here.

So with only a few more days left till Show Time on the 14th, let's go on a quirky virtual tour of Westchester, Etsy shop by shop:

Hartsdale:

Phyllis Tarlow, of  PtarlowArt: Animals, Landscapes, Florals in prints, paintings, notecards.

If your dog or cat is your Valentine this year, here's your shop. This lovable Boston Terrier, for one, is all ready to go with his red collar. “A high quality giclee print of this winsome Boston from an original watercolor by Phyllis Tarlow.” $16

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Yonkers:

Gina Diaz, of  Party Wonderland: custom party goods for all occasions

All ages will want to lick up this larger than life whimsical treat, a giant old-school lollipop painted as you wish. But it's just decoration for your party so don't really lick it. Use WELCOMEBACK10 at check out for 10% off purchase. $3.85 each.

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Piara Ciccone's French Tea Room is all frilly romance.

A vintage candy dish just crying out for bonbons. “This dish is beautiful and I mean beautiful. It's very elegant something you would find in an estate," Ciccone writes. 3 available, $12 each.

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Vicki Bower Art: "Experience Whimsical, Surreal, Fantastic creations."

For the perfect pair: an owl couple, Victor and Violet. "Owl love will last forever." Pair stuffed with love. "Vic and Vi are inseparable. They have a soul connection, a once-in-a-lifetime love. You can see it glistening in their handpainted eyes." $20

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White Plains:

Nuri of  Dyet Yarns: hand-dyed unique yarns and spinning fibers.

Not only are you encouraged to eat strawberries and cream on VDay but you can knit them. This delectable looking yarn called Strawberries'n'Cream is inspired by Nuri's favorite dessert. “I love the way the colors swirl together when you stir!” One skein of pretty pink and white, $17.50.

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Rye:

Judy of  H & J Star Creations: home of fabric pouches, bags and more.

A small zipper pouch with a sense of humor is good for every gal's slew of miscellaneous stuff. Printed with personal ads, and markered in big red ink, “This cotton fabric by Timeless Treasures looks like a newspaper want ad section. Ads are very funny - 'Funtime Female, Music Lover, Cute Girl!, Dog Lover, Free Spirit, Damsel in distress!, Young Hot Female, etc.' $8.50

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Sleepy Hollow:

Jessie Moon of  The Stamp Act: featuring “Paper Art, Photography + Purpose”

Here you can find an original watercolor inspired by... “Oh, Elvis! The motivation for this delicate painting was heartened by his most darling lullaby - an ode to the vulnerability of being in love. 'Love me tender/ Love me long/ Take me to your heart/ For it's there that I belong...' writes Moon, quoting the King. $25

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Briarcliff Manor:

Laura of  Decorate 23: Fabrics, Throw pillows and home décor.

A gift for a crafty lady, or make your own gift from this festive fabric. Fuschia hearts float on a light puple background. "This fabric would compliment any girl's room or is perfect for your Valentine crafts." $5.25/yard.

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Sharon Mooradian Designs: hand-painted whimsical furniture, frames and more.

This bold and beautiful mirror frame is hand painted and decoupaged with red poppies. “This striking frame with the hot red border and large red/orange poppies makes a bold statement.” $325

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